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This is one of the few Benefit products that I really enjoy.
It's always a bit hit and miss with me this brand so to say I really rate this even surprises me!
This is a wonderful basic sort of product that can really be used on your face to highlight or enhance your best features.
This is mainly for eyebrows and cheeks, but one national magazine reported it is also good for the bridge nose and to highlight lips.
This is a sheen of pink fluid that is applied by the brush that comes with the product. You only need to dot a small amount onto your skin, or various places and blend.
This is suitable for all skin types and I have sensitive skin and this didn't cause any reactions whatsoever.
I use this mainly on my cheeks and it helps my skin look radiant and summer, fresh and natural. It highlights and doesn't overwhelm the colour of the blusher or ruin the colour in any way. This blended in very well, but I found that less is definitely more with this.
Although this states it is an all day product I found I had to carry this around to re-apply throughout the day. I didn't actually mind doing that as I didn't expect it to stay on the whole day.
For a bottle of only 13ml this has lasted me such a long time and is well worth the money, however, £19.50 is quite expensive purchased at Benfefit, you can definitely get a cheaper price by shopping around.
I've had a couple of these bottles of high beam by Benefit in my make up bag over the last few years. It's one of those products that is really easy to use and can be used in a few different ways.
The bottle of high beam looks like a nail varnish on first inspection. Inside the lid is a brush like a nail varnish too but the product is a cream like texture.
The key to using this high beam product successfully is to go with the less is more rule. I dot a tiny amount under my eyebrows as a high lighter but you can use it on the cupids bow too to define the lips and on the cheek bones.
This is great used minimally and looks lovely on. I had my bottle for so long I had to eventually chuck it away as it was a bit ancient in the bottle. I had a friend whose skin reacted to the contents though and she got little white heads under her skin due to the greasy nature of the product so she had to stop using it.
My latest bottle was a little sample size from a beauty box which will last months anyway but the full sized bottles are quite expensive at £19.50 in Boots.
I think most skin types will find this product looks good on them. I save mine for nights out rather than everyday use as it is a bit shimmery but it's still a favourite product of mine.
Ive tried a few different benefit products over the years but with face products I normally use the same one all the time.. last year though when I ran out of my favourite coralista blush I decided to use up some other products that I had received through beauty boxes /gifts etc.
**About the brand**
I think of benefit as being quite a high end make up brand. I think it is aimed at the younger end of the market ie like mac rather than say estee lauder .
Benefit offer quite a decent range of face and cheek tints. I currently seem to have this and one called posietint- There are others including benetint ( I think I had this in the past and hated it)lollitint,sunbeam and chachatint.
Out of the range this one appeals the most as I thought it might be like a mac product I own but with more of a pink shimmer rather than a golden glow.
This is described as a "luminescent complexion enhancer" and currently costs £19.50. The bottle for this is quite small at 13ml - I actually thought mine was a sample size. Saying that a small amount goes a long way.
The lid does have a brush to apply this, I dot this on my cheeks then blend it in. I have light -medium tone skin and this creates a light glowy look
Another tip i follow is from the website - -Apply high beam over benetint for a long-lasting, dewy flush! To add soft definition to your nose, apply high beam down the bridge of your nose and blend.--
I like this because it creates a more natural look for me. More radiant glow than clown face. It blends well and gives me good coverage
Out of the whole benefit range this is my favourite product apart from coralista . Looking online it is pricey but it has lasted me a long time.
This is an amazing liquid highlighter which gives you a beautiful natural pink-ish shimmer. I'm onto my second bottle of this and I love it. The bottle is quite like a nail polish bottle, and comes with a nail polish - type brush to apply. You simply apply this highlighter to your cheekbones and to the apple of your cheeks and blend into your skin for definition. I apply it in the way that Benefit advises, with an 'X' on each cheek and then to blend with my fingers.
Fortunately the consistency of the highlighter is quite thick so you don't need much at once, meaning that one bottle of the High Beam highlighter will last you quite a while. The shelf life claims to be 6 months but I've had mine for well over a year and it's still the same as it was when I got it!
Once applied, this highlighter will stay put all day and define your cheeks. The product can also be applied to brow bones, and if you are self conscious of your nose size it can be applied there too!
Sadly this product is quite expensive at about £19. I'm quite stingy with money myself, and even I must admit that this highlighter is 100% worth the money! Compared to other highlighters I've used, this one is much more natural-looking as my others have been powder-based. I love the fact that this one is liquid as it's so much easier to apply and gives a real shimmer to your face.
High Beam is a liquid highlighter from Benefit. It comes presented in what looks like a small nail polish bottle. Inside the bottle is a brush that you use to sweep the highlighter on to your cheeks. The highlighter is a gorgeous pink colour and it's quite shimmery. I use the highlighter on my cheekbones to give some much needed definition. The product is quite thick but it spreads well on to the skin, providing you don't use too much of it. You can either sweep the product on to your cheeks using the built in brush or you can apply a few dots and blend the product in using your fingertips.
I am pleased to say that the highlighter has great staying power. I can apply the product at 8am and it's still there at 10pm when I go to bed! At £19.50 it's not the cheapest highlighter on the market but it lasts ages as you only need a small amount of it at a time. It comes boxed with an instruction leaflet inside if you get stuck.
You can also use the product along your nose to give the impression of a slimmer nose. I use the product in this way as I often think my nose is too large! Again, the product stays put all day. I also use it along the brow bone to give a shimmery effect and sometimes I even mix the product with my moisturiser to give a glowing effect to my skin, so the product itself is very versatile.
As you get to bottom of the bottle you will need to give it a good shake to get the remainder of the product out. It has a shelf life of six months once opened but I've had my current bottle for over a year and it's still as good as new.
This is a great highlighter that's excellent quality and value, as it does last and last. Just don't be put off by the price tag!
I absolutely adore the Benefit make up range and was very excited the first time that I tried this product.
The bottle comes in a cute little Benefit box which is the same light pink colour of the highlighting liquid. The bottle is clear so that you can see the fluid inside and has a which screw top lid which has a brush attached - a little bit like a nail varnish bottle.
The highlighting liquid is a light pink shimmer which personally I think would suit any skin tone. It is easy to apply, I wear it on my cheekbones and just under my eyebrows.
The highlighter lasts a very long time, usually all night if I am going out and it removed very easily with make up remover.
This product is fantastic, however a little pricey at an average of £20 per bottle (depending on where you buy it from) I usually get it from Debenhams.
Overall I would recommend this item and I will be using it myself again and again!
High Beam is a highlighter from the high quality cosmetics company Benefit. I have used this product for around 10 years and I love it! The bottle and applicator brush has a likeness of a bottle of nail varnish. I go across each cheekbone once in a swipe motion and blend it into my skin using my finger. It is a very pale pink colour so not garish. It makes my cheekbones stand out by giving them a shimmery look. Friends have commented on how nice it looks and asked for its details so they could purchase it. I also apply it down my nose in a straight line and blend, and as it highlights it makes your nose look smaller and perfectly straight. I love all Benefit's products and the only negative point I can say about this product is the price. However, Benefit fans will expect high prices for most of their products and this particular one is one of their best sellers. The cheapest I have found for High Beam is around £17 in Debenhams.
Given that it is only a small bottle, it actually lasts a long time because you only need to use a very small amount at a time. I only use it on special occasions/nights out so obviously somebody using it daily would get through it quicker than me, but it would still last a long time. Value for money in my opinion.
The effects of the highlighter once applied has lasted me the entire evening out and remains on my skin giving the same high-lighting effect until it is washed off.
This high beam is a highlighter from the company benefit cosmetics which has now been around for 40 years. This product is one of their best sellers and is very popular around the world. The highlighter is very shimmery. It is a light pink colour which looks gorgeous and dewy on the skin. The product is a great dupe for the ted baker highlighter which is practically the same but a bit more affordable. The packaging of the product is very simple. It is a glass container with a white plastic lid. The product says the name on and the company. The applicator is a small brush. It is like the ones you get in a nail polish. To apply this product you dab a small amount on your cheekbones then blend it in. It gives a very healthy look to the skin that lasts all day . Hope this helps x x x Imogen
Over the years I have dabbled in many different brands of make up, however nowadays I tend to stick to the ones I know and like, so upon receiving a bottle of Benefit ''''High Beam'''' for my birthday I was very much delighted. Admittedly, I had not tried too many Benefit products before receiving this, however the ones I had tried I had loved and have always been drawn in by Benefits packaging and display.
==~~What is it?~~==
Benefit High Beam is a liquid (though I use this term fairly loosely as the product itself is fairly thick) highlighter, essentially used to highlight the cheekbones, nose, cupids bow or anywhere you''''d like to stand out a bit more and catch the light. Benefit actually describe it as a ''''Luminescent complexion highlighter''''.
It is fairly pink in tone and has a pearl like finish to it; Sun Beam is also available which is much more bronzy toned highlighter.
==~~Price and Availability~~==
This is by no means a cheap beauty product, costing £19.50 per 15 ml (average sized bottle). It can sometimes also be purchased in ''''sample'''' style sizes in which you get 4ml of product; though these are still sometimes priced around the £9 mark! Benefit products are not often in any sort of offer so the majority of the time you did have to end up paying this full price, though having said that Boots are currently doing an offer in which when you buy two Benefit products you receive a free gift. (17/07/2014.)
High Beam is fairly widely available to buy, all Benefit counters will stock it as it is one of their number one items. You can find the likes of Benefit counters in most large department stores, such as; Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis, etc. Some of the larger Boots stores also stock Benefit, as well as being able to find Benefit High Beam at many online retailers.
==~~Applying the product~~==
The product itself comes in a nail varnish like bottle, with a screw top lid and a brush to apply. I tend to find that the brush actually collects far too much product than what I need, so I tend to wipe the amount I would like off on the back of my hand and then continue to apply with my fingers. I have tried applying with the brush also, though tend to find this just spreads the product around my face and does not actually blend it in; so would definitely recommend using a brush or fingers to apply. As I have previously mentioned, the product is fairly thick on consistency which means it did feel fairly heavy when I first started to apply it to my skin. I was actually expecting it to be slightly greasy in texture, but was pleased to find it wasn''''t.
As I blended out the product I noticed it becoming more lightweight and once completely blended in I could not feel it at all on my cheeks and actually had a powder like finish in that it was not greasy or shiny looking at all, which I have had with some other highlighters. This being said, when I have used too much product in the past it can be very greasy and almost sticky feeling on the skin, so I would recommend starting of by just using a little and then building it up to the desired amount. The product itself is very easy to blend into the skin and feels silky and smooth whilst doing so. I have found the best way for me to apply the product is with my fingers as the warmth from them warms up the product meaning it is very smooth to blend and does so a little more flawlessly. I have also found that when applying with a brush, you can be left with brush strokes in the make up and it can be a little harder to blend in, sometimes resulting in the look of a ''''stripe'''' of product across the cheek bone.
I really love the results I get with this highlighter, it really does catch the light and draws attention to any high points on the face. I also really like the shade of this product; it is neither too pink tone or too white/cream toned, which means it looks slightly more ''''natural'''' and is not too obvious. The finish of it is luminescent as describes and really does add a glow to the cheeks. There are pieces of glitter in this highlighter, however, they are so fine that is almost looks like a soft shimmer, I really like this as it avoids that ''''disco ball'''' look you can sometimes get if there is too much glitter in a product.
What I really liked about this highlighter is that it looked good both in daylight/natural lighting and synthetic lighting and therefore if I applied it indoors I did not need to worry about going outdoors with it on and it looking too obvious or obnoxious. It stayed in place all day and does not become greasy or oily looking on the skin and just leaves a nice looking glow. It can be a little dewy looking, though if you do not like this look you can simply pop a little translucent powder over the top. I have found that this product is best applied directly after applying a foundation and works best over ''''liquid products'''' and then if you wish to you can then powder over the top. I have found that when I have powdered and then apply this over the top it does not blend as well and becomes ''''chunky'''' looking and cakey throughout the day and does not look as natural.
Although this could be used as an everyday product, I personally prefer to save it for something special or nights out etc. I think it really glams up an evening look and can sometimes look a little too much for a daytime look, in which I tend to normally lean towards a powder highlighter.
Overall, I have been really impressed with this product. I like the fact that it stays in place all day and does not need touching up and does not become oily looking throughout the day. I am also really impressed with the shade of this highlighter and can see it suiting many different skin tones. Although I still believe it to be very price at almost £20 I can see this lasting me a very long time as a little really does go a long way and I am even thinking about buying Sun Beam for the summer months now after having loved this product so much! I really would recommend this product and also think it makes a lovely gift for a make up enthusiast as it is something you would not always think of buying yourself and is an easy way to really glamourize a make up look!
Benefit has always been one of my favourite make-up brands, the main reason being that most of the time with cosmetics I believe that you get what you pay for and Benefit really does provide high quality. I have tried High Beam from a promotional set that I got in Boots over the Christmas period. It had a selection of sample size products and this was one of them. I would definitely consider buying this one full price. What is this product? High Beam is a liquid/cream illuminator for the face. It is a highly pearlescent product that you use to highlight the high points of your face. It gives off a shimmery lightening effect which mimics the look of the sun hitting the features. It is usually applied to the tops of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and sometimes the cupids bow to make the top lip look a little fuller. Would I recommend? In a nutshell, yes. This product is something I like using on a special occasion but has not made it into my everyday make-up bag yet. The way that you apply is this product is easy, its in a container that looks like a nail polish, with a screw top lid and a brush attached. You just dot it onto your face an pat in with a clean fingertip. Although this is a very glamorous, yet subtle product that I really like to use, sometimes I am not in the mood for having a ultra glowy face.I would say this is a lovely, high-end product but for a beginners everyday make up look I would by no means say it is an essential. So if you are looking for something to brighten and give some serious glow, then this might be for you. But if staple cosmetics for every occasion is what you are after then this is probably something you could give a miss. Top Tip : Mix a few dabs of this highlighter in with your foundation to add a soft subtle glow in the summer without looking too sparkly.
Benefit comes across as a really fun brand with bright packagaing but the products are of a really high quality. They are quire pricey compared to other brands that you can pick up, but they last a long time and generally really work so sometimes I feel the extra price is worth it.
I have a slight obsession with reading beauty blogs and watching make up blogs on youtube and high beam was a product which came up time and time again so I decided it was time I gave it a go.
High beam is a liquid highlighter with a light pink satin like colour, it can be used over make up or on bare skin if you have a no make up day but just want a slight glow. Highlighters are massive now and you can pick up so many tips online for how to use them.
....Avaiabilty and price...
You can pick Benefit products up from so many places including from Benefit directly, Boots, Debenhams, feelunique and House of Fraser. For 13ml it will cost £19.50, this sounds really expensive but you use a tiny bit of the product each time so it lasts forever.
High beam is one of the last products I apply, what I do is put a few dots on my cheek bones and gently pat it in so I do not disturb my foundation which I have already applied.. I also use a tiny bit on my brow bones, down the nose and above my top lip - basically anywhere you want to highlight. I only use a small amount or it ends up looking too much and a bit cakey. I love contouring and this is the perfect product for the highlighting part - you can find so many good videos on youtube for contouring.
I love a highlighter and they can really finish off a look, this is the best I have ever tried and I would recommend to anyone
I am a huge fan of Benefit Make Up and always rush out as soon as they have a new product on the market.
Benefit Highlighter High Beam is a brilliant product. Its great for everyday and also for an evening out. Although it comes in a small amount you only ever need a few dots here and there so it actually lasts really well.
I use it for contouring at tactical points, using it to added light and shine to create a flattering illusion effect. Best places to use it are:
Under the eyebrow to create light and impression of a higher arch
Down bridge of nose
In bow of lip (right to tips of lip, creates amazing effect of making you lip look much fuller)
Just above where you put blusher (exaggerates shadow effect of blusher so gives cheekbones really strong contour and makes cheeks look slimmer)
Another way to use it is to add a few dots on with foundation to give an all over dewy effect.
I am a massive fan of Benefit Make Up having to try out all the latest Benefit products on the market.
However this Benefit Highlighter High Beam is my favourite. I don't use everyday preferring to use on a evening out or a weekend, but the small bottle is quite deceiving and lasts a long time. I have had this current bottle for 9 months and tend to use it over the benefit foundation. It gives a lovely healthy dewy effect that can last until washed off. You really only need a small amount and I have had so many comments how great my skin looks when applying it. What I also really like about this product is that it blends in really well also and is not difficult to work with.
My friend who also uses this product recommends also applying it to your brow so it really makes your eye makeup stand out.
Benefit products I've always found a tad expensive for myself but again worth the price, I was a bit unsure weather I wanted to the product but managed to grab one from eBay at a lower price. The bottle is shaped like a nail varnish bottle and the applicator is like a brush also like polish. I don't like using too much of the product so I simply use the applicator to put on the back of my hand and use my Real Techniques contouring brush. I grab a bit of the product and apply it to the parts of my face to illuminate - this product is great it doesn't take a lot of product and gives you a healthy glow. I've had many compliments from friends and family saying my make up looks great. I don't use this on a daily basis and only use it for a night out. Overall the product is great and I would buy more benefit products.
-----General Information -----
I have been using benefit products for five years now. I love their packaging and the quality of the products. At the time that I first started purchasing Benefit, they were the only company with the retro branding and quirky names. This has since changed and I have seen other companies like Soap & Glory using the same theme, probably because it is eye catching and fun. I will remember that Benefit did it first though!
----- Benefit The Company -----
Benefit Cosmetics LLC was started up in San Francisco, and it's headquarters remain there. Benefit was born when twins Jean & Jane Ford opened a boutique, selling basic makeup that every girl needs. When deciding on a business venture, their fate was in the hands if a coin, heads would mean they open a casserole cafe, and tails meant they would open a beauty shop. They now reach millions of people through their 2000+ counters in over thirty countries. Once success was achieved, they added their famous "Brow Bars" to many stores along side the makeup counter.
----- The Product -----
High Beam is marketed as a "Luminescent Complexion Enhancer". It is pearlescent baby pink coloured cream, that can be used to highlight the face. It can be used within your face cream for a full face glow, or can be added to the areas that you want to glow. It comes in a round glass bottle and looks like nail varnish, as within the lid, is a brush exactly the same as one you would find in a polish pot. You get 13mls of this lovely stuff, in exchange for £20 of your money.
----- My Experience -----
I normally sit at the benefit counter and let the girls work their magic. I then ask them it line the products up that they used, and I pick my favourites and purchase them. This was a product that I thought I may as well buy, but when I got home I was a bit confused as to what to do with it! A bit if research told me how it should be used, and so when I next applied my makeup, I used it on my checks, as a base for my blusher and in my eyelids as a base for my eye shadow. I find that it really glows through the blusher or eyeshadow, and helps it to stay in place. You really don't need a lot at all, and mine is still more than half full after two years (I know, the shelf life expiry date must have been and gone, but it still looks okay to me :} ). Your makeup will stay on a lot longer with high beam underneath, and it is also really easy to remove. The cream is not sticky at all, and doesn't budge either. Pretty genius stuff I think!
----- Overall -----
A must have for anyone who wants to make the most of their make up. It gives you a subtle glow without making you look shiny. A brilliant company and a brilliant product.
Benefit High Beam Complexion Highlighter / A luminescent complexion enchancer / Our satiny pink liquid highlighter accents cheek & brow bones for a radiant glow / Use as a spot highlighter or delicately blend all over your complexion / Looks perfectly radiant on all skintones / It's the supermodel in a bottle! / All skin types / Brush included.